What is N-Power Scheme About?
The N-Power Scheme of the Buhari Administration kicked off June 12, 2016, amidst mix feelings. Some people called it a scam while others seem to have issues with amount involved.
Some might say the amount is small considering the demands of living in the present day Nigeria, however if you look at it from the point of view of an unemployed graduate, it is simply moving from N0 to N23,000 per month. That is something. Not to talk of many other full time jobs pay far less than that. A private teacher in Lagos mainland earns in the region of N18,000 to N25,000 while in other state such as Ondo and Ogun, they earn between N12,000 to N20,000. Without mincing words I think it a project worth giving a shot.
To register, interested candidates are advised to visit: http://www.npower.gov.ng and have the following before commencing registration:
- A valid email address
- Registered Phone Number
- Soft copies of Passport photograph
- Curriculum Vitae in Word Document or PDF format
- Highest Certificate (e.g. Degree, HND, NCE or ND)
- Bank Verification Number, BVN
To apply visit N-Power Scheme
Other things you need to know
Here are some of the things you need to know about the N-Power Teacher Corps program to enable you understand what it entails…
1. The program is a product of N-Power, an initiative of the Federal Government, including various MDAs, agencies and ministries, which is aimed at curbing unemployment in the country by developing programs to engage youths in entrepreneurship, skill development, handiwork and teaching, among others.
2.Applications are to start Sunday, June 12th, 2016 while the program itself shall commence August 2016
3.The Teacher Corps is for HND and B.sc/B.A/B.Ed graduates
- The Teacher Corps program shall engage 500,000 unemployed graduates and deploy them to schools to teach
- The program is similar to the known National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) program and recruits must have completed the NYSC program
- The Teacher Corps is a VOLUNTARY service to the nation. IT IS NOT AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT but only an avenue to develop a skill set and relevant experience as the youth applies for and gets better offers. The pay is ONLY AN INCENTIVE to encourage the corps members
- The Teacher Corps recruitment is not AUTOMATIC! Prospective corps members shall fill an application, PASS AN APTITUDE TEST and other RELEVANT TESTS and show dedication to developing useful skill sets in the program. The applicant must also show willingness to get a job in the course of the program.
- The Teacher Corps program is meant for ONLY those within the age brackets of 18-35 years. No more, no less!
- Teachers will be posted in accordance with the laid down procedures of the group.
- Technicalities such as reports/clearance will be in place to avoid “ghost-workers”!
- The Teacher Corps recruits will work for ONLY TWO YEARS and whether or not they have a job, they have to leave so that others can participate.
- Recruits must demonstrate reading, writing and teaching skills
- Recruits have the burden on them to prove that they are currently unemployed whichever way they want
- It is important to note that prospective corps members will be competing with millions of other Nigerians for this program and so, they have to get their acts right if they want it
- You MUST be COMPUTER LITERATE and ICT SAVVY before you can apply because reports are digitized in this program
- At the end of the program, corps members will be presented with the National Skills Certificate
- Monthly pay is pegged at N23000 which is commendable for a VOLUNTARY SERVICE TO THE NATION. While the pay may seem small given the cost of things in the country today, it should be noted that NO ONE is FORCED to JOIN!!! If you want to participate, it is because you are truly unemployed and want to develop the relevant skills that will better your chances of employment
- Apart from teaching, N-Power is also into other health, agricultural, technological, ICT, animation, post-production, hardware/software development & repair and other voluntary programs